trying to find 1841 census, father and mother's maiden name

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I have found David Godfrey in 1851 through to 1891, marriage and death but can not find his birth(due to various birth dates), his father is nowhere to be seen( So possibly passed away) nor can I find a marriage(if any) for his mother Agnes
WikiTree profile: David Godfrey
in Genealogy Help by Steph Meredith G2G6 Mach 8 (82.2k points)

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The only Agnes Godfrey in the 1841 census Somerset is living in Wookey, age 30, with husband Samuel Godfrey, also age 30, a cooper, and his apprentice Benjamin Cook.  No sign of David - are you positive he was born in 1840?  Might he not even have been born yet?

As you have him on the 1851, which you said above, could you put the data on his profile, please?
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

This is everything I have on David

  1.  "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGG2-TQ8 : 21 October 2017), D Godfrey in household of Agnes Godfrey, North Petherton, Somerset, England; citing North Petherton, Somerset, England, p. 14, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  2.  "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M76Q-DQD : 12 December 2017), David Godfry, North Petherton, Somersetshire, England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  3.  "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFJV-ZQY : 11 December 2017), David Godfrey, 1871.
  4.  "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q276-QTCS : 13 December 2017), David Godfrey, North Petherton, Somerset, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 10, Piece/Folio 2372/33, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,718.
  5.  "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WPX6-QPZ : 10 December 2017), David Godfrey, North Petherton, Somerset, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Somerset county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  6.  "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J5G-PKH : 31 December 2014), David Godfrey, 1899; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Bridgwater, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX13-Y4W : 10 February 2018), David Godfrey and Sarah Bodley, 23 Jan 1859; citing North Petherton, Somerset, England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,363.
Samuel and Agnes are also in the 1851 census so they can be eliminated.
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I think I have found a HUGE breakthrough!  He wasn't baptised as David! If you look at the 1851, he is just listed as 'D Godfrey'.  The only D Godfrey I could find who was baptised in Lyng 23 Dec 1832 was a Daniel Godfrey! with father William Godfrey (a labourer) and mother Agnes.
(This is from The Somerset Archives, ref D/P/LYN 2/1/4, page 34)

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRRC-83T : 10 February 2018, Daniel Godfrey, ); citing p34, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,364,058.

by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
edited by Ros Haywood
I hate it when they do that so frustrating :)

Thanks Ros
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Hello,

Additional information

William Godfrey is recorded as the father on David's marriage certificate.  Witnesses to the marriage are S B Chick, Thomas Rich (Parish Clerk)Source: Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914; Reference Number: D\P\pet.n/2/1/13, viewed on Ancestry.com

Marriage for William Godfrey and Agnes Verrier - 16 September 1830 at Norton Fitzwarren
FreeReg https://www.freereg.org.uk/search_records/58186083e93790eb7fafd08b?search_id=5b7192d4f4040b2055ff30e7&ucf=false

Research notes:
William and Agnes first son William was baptised in 1831 at Lyng, and buried in 1831 at North Petherton - sourced from FreeReg.org.uk

regards,

T
by T Walker G2G6 Mach 1 (20.0k points)
Thanks T

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